Posts Tagged: pants

Picking Up the Slack

I do not have, as you may have noticed, the most professional style.  I don’t think that I’m unprofessional in my dress, but at my old job there was no real dress code and I could wear what I liked when I liked.  So I wore stuff like this:

Gracey the Giant wears lightwash double denim

Oh, and this:

9.17.14 scalloped skirt, shark tee & Splendid booties 2

Man, those were the days.

Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be so loosey-goosey with the dress code here in Pittsburgh.  I start my new job Monday, and at the interview for that job, they mentioned slacks as appropriate attire.  Which made me laugh because, well, I don’t do slacks.  Of course, they said skirts were fine as well, but even I don’t want to wear skirts and dresses all the time. read more

This Week I Love …

slouchy pants

… slouchy pants.

Oh, how times have changed. Poke through the archive and you’ll find several pants rants from years past, in which I railed against all forms of trousers as miserable devices of torture that fought my body shape. And I’ll tell you this: I still loathe low-rise everything and can’t really do mid-rise either, so my pant options are still extremely limited. I still hate MOST pants, but the ones that I love, I love to bits.

And I’m amazed to find that the soft, slouchy pant has become a favorite style over the past few months. And I don’t just mean pleated and pegged or low-slung boyfriend or drop-crotch, I mean just about all relaxed pant silhouettes from Grechen’s arty casual pair to Une Femme’s office-friendly dressy pair. No matter your age, size, shape, or style, there just might be a slouchy pair out there that will make your heart go pitter-pat. Maybe one of these? read more

This Week I Love …

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Karen Kane denim.

I’ve been doing style consults for nearly five years now, and have started to notice some recurring themes with my clients: Many are leery of accessorization, most benefit from tips on how to be intentional with black and white, and the vast majority hate their jeans. I happily point many to Lee and Talbots, but just about everyone gets sent some Karen Kane links.

You’ve seen me wearing my Karen Kane skinnies and denim leggings to DEATH for years, so you know I’m not just blowing hot air, here. But let me tell you why I’ve become a bona-fide ambassador for this brand’s denim offerings: read more